Teacher misconduct: the prohibition of teachers

Guidance on how professional conduct hearing panels review teacher misconduct.


Teacher misconduct: The prohibition of teachers

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This is for:

  • panel members
  • NCTL staff
  • employers of teachers (including agencies)
  • teachers
  • panel witnesses
  • members of the public
  • anyone undertaking teaching work

It applies to:

This guidance includes information on:

  • the professional conduct hearing panel’s purpose and procedures
  • the panel’s decision-making criteria
  • the panel’s recommendations
  • interim prohibition orders and prohibition decisions

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